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Milan Kňažko as Shylock in Theatre Na Jezerce

Jezerka announces another Czech premiere, in addition to an exclusive guest in the title role. The long-awaited Shylock is played by charismatic actor Milan priestess.

The production, directed by Radek Balas will Divadlo Na Jezerce listed in the Czech premiere on April 27th 2016. The play Shylock by Canadian Mark Leiren-Young twenty years ago. During that time literally traveled the world and played at many Canadian, American and European stages. Divadlo na Jezerce initiated its translation into Czech.

"We indicating this game underlining our determination to defend freedom and democracy. The play is directed against anti-Semitism and excessive political correctness, which are two things that currently negatively affect world events. In a way, pulling down precisely those values ​​to which I have so long yearned and clinging to them when we lived in a totalitarian regime, and dreamed of the western world. Now, if we belong to the West, we exaggerated political correctness Europe nearly demolished. I'm concerned that we not lose their freedom, which I consider to be one of the most valuable things that a person can have, "says a forthcoming novelty and principal actor Jan Hrušínský and believes that Shylock in bringing Slovak actor Milan legend priestess will experience for the audience.

At the beginning of the game before the audience comes forward with a monologue from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice actor Jon in the guise of famous Jew Shylock. When suddenly goes into civil speech, we understand that we are at a stormy meeting with the audience following the last performance of the game at an unnamed theater festival, where she was to play another fortnight. Keeping the festival, however, after her passionate protests that the creators and especially Jon, representatives of Shylock, accused of anti-Semitism, fear suddenly withdrew from her repertoire and commissioning prematurely ended. Exciting game with the audience at certain moments becomes a harsh indictment of absolutized political correctness, which threatens to commit incalculable damage not only in the arts.

Milan Kňažko enjoying Prague and testing at Divadlo Na Jezerce. "I think that every viewer is experiencing in its životnom story moments when must decide on which side is true. They often have to face the pressure of societal conventions and prejudices. On our performances will have the opportunity, along with Shylockom seek acceptable solutions. Sometimes it helps courage, humor at other times, "he says of his role as Shylock Kňažko, which premieres in less than one month.


Milan Kňažko (* August 28, 1945 Horne Plachtince) Slovak actor.

After finishing Engineering School, he studied acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Two seasons he was a member of the Drama Theatre Studio file (Theatre on Main Street), from 1971 he was a member of the New Stage and from 1985 to 1989, a member of the drama ensemble Slovak National Theatre. Among his best known film roles include John Hus, Witness dying time, tomorrow will be too late, the day that nemrie, Life on the run, Rusalka, Good pigeons return and many others.
He was also dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts Theatre, president of the International Film Festival Bratislava, CEO of TV JOJ, advisor to President Vaclav Havel, a parliamentary deputy and Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic (SR). In 2013, a candidate for the position of President SR. He is married three times and has three children.

Source: tz

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